April 15, 2021

Yacht transport ship lists heavily to starboard with superyachts on board

yacht transport ship accident

Yacht Transport Ship Accident

June 8 – Palma de Mallorca DYT’s yacht transport Super Servant 4, a semi submersible transport ship, suffered a ballast issue during load-out operations in Palma de Mallorca. The malfunction has caused the 169 meter ship to list heavily to starboard with several superyachts still on board.

The electrical system of the boat that regulates the ballast has reportedly malfunctioned causing the ship to list. The ropes holding the ship up were being stressed so a tug was brought in to prop up the ship while assessments were done.

A Statement was released by the Yacht Transport Ship operator, DYT, “There have been no injuries or marine pollution and all steps are being taken to recover the situation as quickly as possible. All precautionary matters have been taken to ensure the crew, the vessel, the yachts she is carrying and the environment are safe.” “We sincerely regret this situation and are working hard to resolve the present state of affairs,” DYT’s statement concludes. 

The yacht transport company added that they have yet to assess what damage the ship and its cargo may have sustained.

yacht transport ship accident

Here is the Super Servant ship in normal conditions. This is great aerial footage of the ship at work!

A Yacht Transport Ship accident is odd because its supposed to sink right?

The ship had come from Fort Lauderdale, it has frequently taken multiple superyachts from Fort Lauderdale to Europe.

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